Ben Bolton, born in Hattiesburg, MS, grew up in Greensboro, NC after moving there when he was seven years old. This past spring in 2020, Ben graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a double major in history and psychology. While in college, Ben spent a semester abroad in London and was a DJ at his college radio station, WXYC. After serving with Impact America, Ben plans to attend law school to pursue a career in public interest law. 


What do you like to do for fun?

I love to both play and listen to music! I enjoy discovering new artists and listening to music across all genres. More often than not, I’m listening to music throughout the whole day. 


Name and describe a memorable place you’ve been.

The Outer Banks in North Carolina, specifically Jockey’s Ridge State Park! I first went when I was fourteen and have gone back several times since. It’s a beautiful part of the state, and visiting the sand dunes there is a really great experience. 


What’s something most people don’t know about you?

I’m a huge Roman history nerd. Some of my favorite courses in college were on Roman history, and I love to read books on the topic. Although if you ask some of my friends, this may actually be common knowledge about me. There’s definitely been times I’ve found ways to bring up Roman history when it had no relevance whatsoever in conversations.